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mushroom allergy in children

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unusual: The most common food allergies are: egg, milk, wheat, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish and fish. Mushroom allergy is unusual but not unheard of.
Dr. Kristin Sokol
12 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not common: Mushroom allergy is rare. But if allergic, avoid them all.

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
44 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Stereotypical: Food allergy symptoms are the same regardless of cause. Gi: nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, tongue swelling. Skin: hives, swelling of hands, feet, l ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
Very small: It is probably as small as 1% from eating a "pure" mushroom, however, it is higher (10-30%) in the multiply allergic population.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Qura Rashid
6 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Food allergy: Allergy to any food, in this case mushroom will cause symptoms of oral itching, lip or tongue swelling, hives, breathing difficulty and/or throat clos ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry answered
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See your doctor: The only way to get an Epipen (epinephrine) is to see your doctor for a prescription.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
42 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Anaphylaxis perhaps: That's the name for severe allergic reactions. Any reaction that is very severe can progress to life-threatening symptoms like throat closing, hoarsen ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Anyone that has had immediate allergic symptoms from ingestion to a food must avoid the food as much as possible and carry epi in case of accidental e ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mohamed Aboyoussef
26 years experience Rheumatology
911: You don't want to take chances with potentially life threatening anaphylaxis. Please rush to the emergency room & call 911
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
23 years experience Pediatrics
Sometimes: But not all the time. Nasal allergies are not a frequent cause of a really bad persistent cough. In a child with allergies and a really bad cough (ass ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not Exactly: What is passed genetically from parent to child is the propensity to develop atopy (such as eczema, asthma, allergic rhinitis, food allergies) but usu ... Read More
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